COUNCIL DECISION ON
At the Council meeting held Monday December 7, the decision to proceed
with going to tender (next week) for the construction of additional
parking infrastructure including the road re-alignment, new walkway was
What was also discussed:
Following discussions prior to the meeting and presentations during the
meeting, aspects of the proposed recommendations in relation to point
(a) and (b) above were amended in the final motion. These are set out
- the budget for the project , and
- changes to parking arrangements in the Church
Point area (including Eastview, Quarter Sessions, Baroona and above
Botham’s Beach – old Bus Turning Circle).
The position put to Council by the Offshore community representatives
was support for proceeding with the plan, but importantly requested
several key changes to the recommendation in the Council Report.
Without these changes, the project would not produce the intended
outcomes. Our proposals:
Local Residents First:
spaces in the Church Point Parking Precinct
(including Eastview, Quarter Sessions, Baroona and above Botham’s Beach
– old Bus Turning Circle), except Disability Parking spaces, should be CP Permit Exempt
non-private parking spaces in the new
infrastructure and 50% of the
existing carpark must be “Church
Permit Parking ONLY 6pm to 6am.”
Keep Fees Fair:
We need an agreement that “The purpose of the fees
is ONLY as a contribution to
financing the construction of the new
infrastructure and ongoing maintenance of the parking structure only.”
As soon as the project is nearing completion, we
require a Review of Fees be
scheduled and that we are party to this
Privately Leased Spaces:
Without these proposals not only would the outcomes intended for the
project fail, but in a worst case scenario the changes proposed
by Council, particularly in relation to parking arrangements in local
streets, would result in a net loss
of usable spaces.
We need time to consult with our communities to
determine the level of support for
accepting higher fees for fewer
privately leased spaces
First preference for privately leased spaces should go to those who already park at Church Point
Once the loan is paid off these spaces must
return to the public pool
We did receive significant support from Councillors and several changes
were made to the proposed recommendations in the Council Report.
These changes are highlighted in Point 5 and 6 of the Council Decision.
IMPORTANT: These new
proposals in the Council Decision do not yet
deliver the key requirements that the Offshore Communities have
requested. At best they provide a pathway through which we still
have an opportunity to make our case. We have more work to do!
1. That Council note:
The success of Council’s Local Infrastructure
Renewal Scheme funding application for the project, in particular the
specific requirements for commencement and completion dates.
2. That Council support the commencement of the
McCarrs Creek Road realignment and new car park project based on the
proposed financing model recommended in this report.
b) The findings and recommendations of the Church
Point Parking Demand Management Review prepared by GTA Consultants.
c) The legal advice in relation to the current Native
d) The Environmental Impact Assessment undertaken by
Pittwater Council under Part 5 of the EP&A Act based on the Review
of Environmental Factors (REF) prepared by Arcadis.
e) The conditions identified in the Environmental
Impact Assessment that are to be incorporated into the tender
documentation for the project.
f) The revised cost estimate and the funding model
proposed to finance the McCarrs Creek Road realignment, seawall and new
car park project.
3. That design and construct tenders be invited for
the McCarrs Creek Road realignment, seawall and new car park project.
4. That prior to completion of the project, Council
call for Expressions of Interest for the annual licence of up to 60
individual spaces within the new car park based on the annual fees
outlined in Section 4.6.3 of this report.
That recommendation 1, 3, 4, 7, 12, 14 and 15
outlined in Attachment 6 of the report in relation to parking
configuration, restrictions and signage be supported in principle and
opened to the community for comment before returning to Council for
review and referred back to the Traffic Committee.
6. That a report be brought to Council in April 2016
in relation to the Schedule of Fees and Charges proposed for the draft
delivery program and budget 2016/2017 and the potential for a
memorandum of understanding in relation to Church Point car parking
b). That the review seek to optimise the Church Point
parking permit through availability of overnight parking within the 2
main car park areas.
7. That Council progress discussions with the Crown
in relation to the land ownership arrangements related to the future
realignment of McCarrs Creek Road and new car park.
8. That Council commence the formal road
opening/closure processes under Roads Act 1993 related to the future
realigned McCarrs Creek Road and new car park.
1) We need everybody’s support and continued
communication with Council and stakeholders to help make our proposals
2) We need to think about, and make some contribution
to, the details of the project, including:
The changes around Cargo Wharf:
Loss of some parking spaces
ii) Potential loss of the storage space for Wharf
iii) How the rise in the road will affect the
entrance to Cargo Wharf
b) The design of the new infrastructure:
Maximizing natural light in the bottom floor
ii) The night lighting on the top floor
iii) Façade and appearance details
c) Entrance to the Commuter Wharf:
Maximizing safety regarding road crossing
ii) Design details for short term parking and wet
weather area at the new unloading bay
iii) Ramp leading to Wharf with the need for the road
to be 1M higher.
d) Place making principals and detail design of the
public domain for the precinct.
The above are just some of the issues and we will need the involvement
of those with skills on this area to help ensure that the final
outcomes of this project are optimal fo
Tuesday 22nd December
7.00pm at Frog
at Church Point Wharf
the fun with family and friends .. bring along that silly hat, a picnic
and the dogs.
To sing along you can get a copy of the words
HERE in PDF format
Carols @ Tennis
Sunday 20 December from 5.00 pm
year the Kindy will also be involved and are trying to raise some funds
by selling soft drinks and donations for wine.
Santa is due to arrive at 5.45pm
carols start at 6.30pm
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